“The festival has long sought to attract the biggest names in jazz whilst encouraging the thriving Scottish scene, and this year is no different” The Independent
“Glasgow Jazz Festival has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s finest musical events” Scotland on Sunday
“Determined to present jazz as a broad, inclusive and accessible style, the festival’s programme embraces blues, reggae, funk, soul, hip hop and, as such, promises something for everyone” The List
“Its a marvellous opportunity to really discover some of the most exciting music that’s taking place” Amy Pearce, Associate Director, Serious.
“Festivals for me are about celebration and they’re not just parachuting music or art or culture into a place but they’re also about what goes on in a city the rest of the year” John Cummings, Serious.
“The key thing is that Glasgow is a great jazz city” Keith Bruce, The Herald Arts Editor.
“It stands up to any world class act anywhere” Keith Loxam, BBC.
“This town really recognises and embraces the artists here, always have, it’s beautiful” Bobby Watson.
“It’s giving Scottish jazz the chance of headlining, which is what they deserve, and its bringing up the talent from within” Keith Loxam, BBC.
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